TN Narasimhan, the acclaimed producer of popular television show Malgudi Days, passed away on Saturday (July 27). He was 86 and survived by two sons and a daughter.
His son Badrinath said that TN Narasimhan was ailing ever since he underwent a surgery about eight years ago. His last rites were performed on Saturday in Bangalore.
TN Narasimhan was the pioneer in taking our films, tele-serials, and children films to the international level. His most acclaimed work was Malgudi Days way back in 1985. The program was very popular then and people remember it even today.
He had produced 39 episodes of RK Narayan's Malgudi Days. Late Shankar Nag had directed the serial, which was shot in a village near Agumbe.
TN Narasimhan had also produced few films including Banker Margaiah, Kalpana starrer Kesari Kamala and Vishnuvardhan's Bangarada Jinke. Apart from producing films, he served as a member in Children's Society of India, Censor Board of Film Certification and Television Institute of India.